As if a prime location within a tropical paradise was not enough, Pearl City prides itself as being the best destination on the beautiful island of Oahu for those looking to embrace and learn about a rich Hawaiian cultural heritage. Its home on the northern portion of the shores of Pearl Harbor distinguishes it as a witness to Hawaii's interesting past, as well as being one of the busiest ports in the island. Pearl City also offers a natural beauty sure to have visitors snapping away with their cameras all day. Such beauty is even evident to travellers before they get there due to the names of its 4 traditional Hawaiian land divisions - Waiawa meaning "from the towering mountains to the brilliant sea;" Manana meaning "bitter water;" Waimano meaning "an area where lava flows meet;" and Waiau which means "swirling beautiful waters." Sounds appealing? Then book your vacation today to a bustling tourist destination filled to the brim with stories of Hawaii’s fascinating past.
Picking comfortable and suitable accommodation is a key factor when planning any trip, and will allow visitors to make the most out of their stay in Pearl City. No matter which rental choice made, be assured that it will be no more than a few steps from glistening waters and beautiful views. Those heading to Honolulu to surf can choose an apartment from where they can determine the strength of the waves before grabbing the board and heading out for the day. Choose an apartment next to a green park where the harmonious song of the birds can be enjoyed when sipping a morning coffee. If you living like a true Pearl City resident is your aim for this vacation, then a fully-equipped, self-catering rental is the right choice for you. Enjoy chatting with the locals who are sure to give great tips about the area when picking up mouthwatering, fresh produce at the grocery store.
Where to stay in Pearl City
- Pearl City is the hometown of Brook Lee, the 1997 Miss Universe and actor Jason Scott Lee!
- Pearl City’s fertile lands provide an assortment of crops including pineapple, rice, and other Hawaiian tropical fruits and vegetables!
- Pearl City is part of Honolulu which was recognized as a modern American metropolitan area government by the United States Conference of Mayors!
Pearl City is dotted with many lovely parks which visitors can spend many a pleasant hour strolling through. Stretch your legs by jogging or walking along the 4-mile long Manana Trail. Stop at the halfway mark to enjoy lunch at the designated picnic area. Those travelling with kids will enjoy seeing the delight in their face as they enjoy hours of fun in either the Pacheco Playground or the Pearl City Kai Playground.
Things to see and do in Pearl City
When in the Pearl Harbour area, the USS Arizona Memorial is certainly worth dropping by. One of the top visitor destinations in Honolulu, is the site for the memorial that straddles the sunken hull of the battleship USS Arizona. While admission is free, be sure to get there early as they only have timed programs starting from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm everyday. The Bishop Museum and the Honolulu Academy of Arts are also popular destinations visited for their historical significance.
Pearl City Shopping Center is the ultimate shopping destination for tourists who will find plenty of trinkets to take away with them. Walking along the city streets will also result in the discovery of shops, boutiques and markets selling locally handcrafted artistic creations. Those looking to get active but long walks or runs are not their thing can get their exercise in at the Leeward Bowl Inc Bowling Alley. Honolulu Zoo is also worth taking a look around. Such activities are sure to tire visitors. Unwind and rejuvenate with dinner in a nice restaurant and a night at one of the Signature Theatres LLC, elegant movie houses offering a relaxing time.